312 – Stella

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Hull number(312, temporary)
Boat nameStella
Full HIN in standard formatZCJ 000
Hull moulding (month-year)1985 ?
Completion (month-year)1985 ?
Typemk2 PH-C with bowsprit and double-spreader
Registry number(CAN 815731)
Owner(s)Brian Tennant, 2013+
(Terry Forsbrey, ? 1995 ? to 2013)
(Bill McGillvrey)
Homeport and locationPhillipines (Waikawa / New Zealand) (Toronto/Opua, New Zealand)
Website / blog / etchttps://www.canadianyachting.ca/boat-reviews/sail/1162-corbin-39-sail-boat-review
Brief historyNow (2018) in Philippines, after a long period in NZ area, a mk2. Confirmed still with Brian Tennant (2019) in Phillipines.

1996 Winter article in Canadian Yachting, "Terry Forsbrey is the second owner of Stella, a later-model kit-boat that is one of the best looking and best-equipped Corbins I have seen. Before heading down to Chesapeake Bay, Forsbrey had Wiggers Custom Yachts in Bowmanville, Ont. fair the hull and paint the topsides – a job that included spraying on, then sanding back, five coats of epoxy primer before the topcoat went on. This completely removed the fibreglass roving show-through that affects some of the Corbin hulls. To be fair, however, the glass work on these boats is otherwise very good. Forsbrey recalls, "One day when I was down at Wiggers, I met with [CY columnist] Steve Killing. When I asked him about the weather helm I was experiencing, Killing made a quick sketch to extend the forward edge of my skeg by seven inches. Wiggers made the modifications and they have made a big difference to Stella’s performance." Forsbrey also added a high roach, fully battened mainsail, and removed the suggested amount of rake from the rig. With this turbo-charged set-up he won the Oshawa Clipper Race, a double-handed, 100-mile race across Lake Ontario. "These boats sail well in light airs," Foresbrey adds, "and I find I can ghost along and pass many other more performance-oriented boats. She is not sharp to windward in light winds, but get her moving and she carries her way."
Other commentsVery likely #171 as being a free slot in the 1985 hulls, but slim possibility of being #166.